Our Brew Recipes! (shhh!)

11 April 2016 Uncategorized

One of the things we really love here at Bean & Bud is chatting to customers about how they make coffee at home, swapping tips and recipes.  We’re often asked for advice about home brewing, so here are our recipes for the three most popular home brewing methods: Aeropress, V60 and Kalita Wave.  Your grind for slow brewed coffee is somewhere in between espresso and drip filter machine – think coarse sand consistency.  It’s always best to brew your coffee on a good kitchen scale and use a timer so you can get the same extraction and results every time. Your water should be at 98 degrees.

Aeropress

2 paper filters (wet)
15g coffee
250g water

Place the Aeropress on your kitchen scale, add the dry coffee then ‘tare’ or ‘zero’ your scale.

Bloom:  Pour 50g water into the coffee, making sure all the coffee is wet.

Pour: At 20s, pour in 200g of water and stir to agitate all the coffee.

Extraction: At 1m extract the coffee by pushing the plunger down slowly and continuously.

Total extraction time: c1m30s.

V60

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16g coffee
250g water

Place the V60 on your kitchen scale, add the dry coffee then ‘tare’ or ‘zero’ your scale.

Bloom: Pour 50g of water, making sure all your grounds are wet.

Pour: add 50g of water every 20s, using a circular motion and ensuring all the grounds are evenly wet.  Depending on which coffee you are using, you may have to add water more quickly to ensure that the grounds stay wet.  Repeat until you have poured 250g and allow all the water to filter through before removing the V60.

Total extraction time: c2m30s

Kalita Wave

Kalita filter paper, dry
17g coffee
250g water

Place the Kalita on your kitchen scale, add the dry coffee then ‘tare’ or ‘zero’ your scale.

Bloom: Pour 50g of water, making sure all your grounds are wet.

Pour: At 20s, add the remaining 200g water, pouring continuously in circular motion and leave to extract. Do not stir – the flat bed of the Kalita ensures even extraction.

Extraction: At 2m30s remove the Kalita to stop extraction.

As with all brew methods, make sure you use the freshest coffee available, weigh, measure and time your extractions for the best results time after time!  Different coffees from different origins and altitudes will behave differently so make small adjustments.  All adds to the fun!  And let us know how you get on.

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